Botanero

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$30 and under
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American
Cozy neighborhood restaurant, cocktail and wine bar, serving inspired small plates in Rockville, Maryland.
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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with lots of food and beverages. At 3:30 pm we were the only people there on a Monday and were able to be a little raucous as a party of 8. There small plates are reasonably priced and easy to share.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING service... wide variety on the menu... great dinner/date night...

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YM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle was our waitress! She was amazing ! The food, the drinks were all PHENOMENAL! I loved my experience. I will be back for brunch.

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K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Botanero offers an amazing assortment of delicious well thought out tapas! Our party of 5 enjoyed all the different dishes and shared everything ... LOVED the grilled octopus, the beet salad, the scallops and the lamb chops. The brussels were great as well as the cauliflower tempura ... flatbreads were loaded and some of the best we've ever had. The service was also great! The only negative was the noise level. This was our second visit to Botanero's and we kinda' hoped they had remedied that but alas, not yet. Request an outside table if the weather's good and you'll have a 5 star meal!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every plate we tried was excellent, and the service was very prompt with our food and beverages...and engaging too!

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CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service . Food really good except for egg shell. Definitely wI'll go back

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TW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Andrea was fantastic!

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I
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No long review is needed. The food was delicious and the portions were generous (don’t change them please) know that it’s a tapas restaurant.
I especially recommend the beet salad and the firey shrimp. The salmon dish was delicious as well.

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O
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrendous. My wife and I did not feel welcomed at all and we left immediately after being seated. The menu sounded appetizing but it was not worth staying over for. Took my business elsewhere.

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NA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were a party of four and the shared plates were really more for two to share. The flatbread with short ribs was really good! The Steak Frites were tasteless. The chicken parmigiana rolls were terrible and we had to send them back. The rest of the food was OK.
The waiter was pleasant and removed the chicken parmigiana rolls from our bill and seemed genuinely concerned about our opinion and how they could be better. However, we had to ask several times for him to clear empty glasses and dishes (we had to stack them up!).
The restaurant is not very attractive - not much budget was put into the décor. However we were comfortable and could enjoy each others company.
The cost was pricey but the food and service and décor did not measure up.

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time we came here, and had a wonderful time. We ended up sitting inside since it was too hot outside. Had a great experience. The staff was very friendly, explained dishes we weren't familiar with, and took care of everyone in our group. Food was tasty, creative dishes with lots of flavor. Great wine list as well. Overall a great experience, we will be back!

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CB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food inside was a bit noisy but outside seating was great and our waitress Sophia was excellent and very knowledgeable. The shrimp risotto balls and bacon wrapped dates were my favorites but there wasn’t anything I wouldn’t order again. Next time I am in the area I will visit again

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BG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, interesting cocktails and attentive cooks

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Food was seasoned well but much of the food was cold and some of the meat was dry. Also, there was not as wide of a food selection as was advertised (missing breakfast potatoes etc). The food was set up in a separate room where you had to walk past the restrooms and kitchen entrance in a narrow hallway, often causing run-ins with staff. Service from the staff was good. Overall I was a bit disappointed with the cost versus value, for example brunch drinks were very pricey. Overall I wouldn’t recommend the brunch.

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M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day buffet was amazing and well organized. The prime rib eye roast at the meat station was incredible. I recommend Botanero for sure.

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VT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

excellent food. only thing they have to work on is to serve paella in its real form.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was awesome! Great food and very accommodating to our party!

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VC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It's friendly and the food is great and there is a welcoming, happy energy about the place. i can hardly wait to go back!

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JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy my visit to Botanero. The staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The menu has a lot to choose from. Delicious food.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A lot of the dishes were cold. Great variety of items. If they could keep all dishes hot it would have been great.

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Came for Easter Sunday, had a reservation at 11:45. Did not get seated until 12:12 (I was watching the time) this was due to two families that were enjoying their after brunch talk which is understandable. However one family consisted of two people who could have been seated better which would have allowed other larger parties to be seated. Once seated I felt like I had to pry out information on drinks from our server. Not sure if he was new or just didn't know what was going on. Most of the table got coffee and we had to all repeatedly ask for sugar and cream as well as for refills. Food was ok but cold, I didn't realize it would be buffet style which was a mistake on my part.

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RB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our first visit and we’ll definitely be back.

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M
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Servers/Bartenders were attentive and friendly but food left a lot to be desired. The chicken egg rolls were loaded with sauce and the meat from the steak frites was very tough.

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DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for birthday lunch. Ate from the brunch menu. The seasonal sangria was light and delicious. The manchego grits were a delight. We each had an eggs Benedict - smoked salmon, crab cake. Both great.

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks. There is a wide variety on the menu sure to satisfy everyone's liking.

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JY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ordered 7 different tapas amongst 3 people and really enjoyed 6 of them. The only one that missed was the steak frite. Beef empanadas and caulilini tempora was excellent as was the flaming shrimp. Enjoyed the squash flatbread. Would definitely go back there again.

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R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best tapas in the Rockville-Bethesda area. Good wine selection. Plenty of parking nearby.

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DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What an incredible Happy Hour spot. Will be coming here on Sundays!

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f
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Nice, clean and fun atmosphere! A great neighborhood find, for sure! Finally, fun food in the suburbs!

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JK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went here for date night. All the food was great. Service was very attentive and helpful since it was our first time dining here. In fact everyone who worked there was pleasant and friendly. Their wine list was excellent. Very different. We definitely will be back.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, service was excellent. Servers are very friendly and responsive.
Food is so delicious. Wine selections are excellent.
It's such a great neighborhood gem amongst generic, cookie cutter food that all tastes the same.
Keep up the great service and food exellence

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LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very expensive.

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BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Still cute little restaurant. Quite noisy on a Thursday night )had a table in the middle of the room which did not help). Wine (EVOLET TEMPRANILLO 2013) was so so, better go with the Finca la mata (if available). Excellent food - but not authentic to what we know (owning a property in Andalucia since 1968). But we definitely will return here on a regular basis - staff is great!!

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique restaurant! We enjoyed a couple of mixed drinks that were exceptional. Menu was fill with interesting items and the smaller portion sizes were perfect. Service was outstanding. Environment was noisy, but interesting snd exciting! We will go again soon!

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CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful lunch of small plates-we took home leftovers! Great place for tapas and Spanish cuisine

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BG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food. Thank you.

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AS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I brought some folks there for a business dinner. The food is really excellent...they were pleasantly surprised that there is food this good in Rockville

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KC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We love (LOVE!) Bota Nero, but I think this may have been an off night. The beet salad was sparse on arugula, the Brussels sprouts were really underdone. Hoping this was someone new in the kitchen... and that they will learn the ropes soon!

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AK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent. Staff is super friendly. Their flan is to die for!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One room is pretty noisy (it was packed though) but the other backroom was not at all. Food was excellent! Very nice variety and options that we really did not know where to start. The server helped us out though with her great recommendations. Will go there again to try more on the menu. The plates were perfectly portioned I think to where you feel like you had enough to know what it is all about, and have some more room left in your belly for the other items to taste, before you are too stuffed. Very good size wine menu, too.

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